INFLUENCE OF PRECISION FARMING TECHNOLOGY ON CHILLI CULTIVATION IN MAHARASHTRA STATE INDIAShinde S.M., Deshmukh S.B., Turkhade P.D. and G.W. Narkhede
Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) is one of Indias major export commodities. The study was conducted in Satara district of Maharashtra in village Goregaon (Wangi). Precision farming is tools in hands of village farmer give beneficial result in increasing the socio-economic status of farmer. 91 farmers having 228 acre total land were selected for precision farming. Chilli crop was selected for kharif season 2011-12. In this experiment comparative study of conventional chilli cultivation and use of precision technology in chilli cultivation was undertaken. The result indicated that Precision farming increased social and economic status of farmer by increasing, yield (25 t/ha), quality of produce (93.40%), economic use of water (97.80%) and C: B ratio. The C: B ratio of precision farming is higher (1.94) than conventional farming (1.55). The strength and weakness of precision farming was also studied.
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